In Rochester, New York, The Strong Museum pays a special tribute to everything that is for pure play entertainment. It includes the National Toy Hall of Fame, a games research library, and even a journal called The American Journal of Play. On the electronic games aspect, they are also the home of a collection of over 55,000 electronic gaming artifacts, as well as archives or corporate documents. However the museum is ready to take the electronic gaming aspect to a brand new level, with the introduction of the World Video Game Hall of Fame, in which they have narrowed down the video game field to a total of 15 nominees, with the finalists being inducted into the Hall Of Fame in June.
It was over two and a half years ago when Retro Game Network brought the story about video game giant GameStop getting back into the retro video game business. Recently, this has been back into the news, with select brick and mortar stores beginning to accept retro games as trades in anticipation of reselling in the form of their online store. Earlier today however, the NintendoAge forums have been very busy with some new information, as scanned documents showing off the trade-in values of retro games, as well as what consumers can expect to pay for games of the retro kind, and it has some interesting information!
Back in 2010, Google created an interactive version of Pac-Man, in the form of one of their “Google Doodles”. You were able to play a complete game on your web browser on the main screen of their search engine. In addition, there is a special trick that you can use by doing a Google search that will allow you to play a game of Breakout using their image results. Well, Google has struck again, and this time brings your own neighborhood with it! Ever wonder what it’d be like to play Pac-Man on your own street? Did I just give you that idea? Well, read on to learn how!
You can’t look at a Sega Saturn, and not think about NiGHTS! Released in 1996, “NiGHTS into Dreams” was described at the time as one of the best games that you had ever seen. With others games released in the series, and a wide variety of others planned, NiGHTS is a title that any gamer should try. Earlier this afternoon, a company called First 4 Figures gave everyone a sneak preview of a brand new figurine featuring NiGHTS. While there is an extremely little about of known information right now, we wanted to share what we knew!
If there is any video game that holds a special part of my heart, it’s without a doubt the Nintendo 64 classic “Conker’s Bad Fur Day”. Thanks to an amazing commercial that used to air in the late night, Conker was able to get this twisted individual interested. (In fact, it was CBFD that made me finally decide to buy a Nintendo 64 back in 2001, so late in it’s lifespan.) While a retool of the game was released for Xbox in 2005, it was not the reboot that we all wanted. Thanks to the use of a Project Spark DLC, a brand new title in the series called “Conker’s Big Reunion” is coming to Xbox One and Windows based computers next month.